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The Joint Commission debuts refreshed Speak Up™ program to educate and empower patients

To help educate and empower patients to play active roles in their care, The Joint Commission today debuted its refreshed Speak Up™ program featuring the Speak Up™ About Your Care campaign.

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The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is a peer-reviewed journal on innovative thinking, strategies, and practices in improving quality and safety in health care.

Inside the Latest Issue

This month, the Journal features studies on anticoagulation across care transitions, suicide in hospitals, adverse events during moderate sedation, tests results follow-up in the ambulatory setting and more. Obtain access to the latest table of contents, abstracts and other supplemental materials.

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